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Jewell Irene Gipson

Jewell “Irene” Gipson, 83, died Saturday, June 2, 2018 at her home near Fredericktown. She was born October 29, 1934 in Zion, Missouri, a daughter of Curtis Writer and Ruby Hazel (Whitner) Bartrug.

November 13, 1953 in Silva, Missouri she married Alan Lowell Gipson. He survives at the home.

Other survivors include sons  Perry (Annie) Gipson of Cape Girardeau and William “Bill”(Lovina) Gipson of Fredericktown; daughters Teresa Gipson of Lake St. Louis, Pamela (Jim) Boyle of Columbia, South Carolina and Winnie Gipson of Farmington; brother Darrell (Lauri) Spain of Jackson; sister Anna Spain of Zion; fifteen grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Gipson was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Deborah Gipson; grandchildren, Emmie Schwartz and Caleb Wagner; and brother, David Spain.

She and her husband Alan were over the road truck drivers. She enjoyed gardening and quilting and was a member of the Twelve Mile Baptist Church near Fredericktown.

Funeral services were Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Wilson Funeral Home with Pastor Ed DeSpain officiating. Interment was at the Farquar-Graham Cemetery in Buckhorn.

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